Tourist flow over the past six months has increased.

Tourist flow over the past six months has increased.

The total number of tourist arrivals to Ethiopia during the past six months has shown increment as compared to the first and second quarters of the 2016/17 fiscal year.


In the first half of the year, 439,359 tourists have visited the country, while the number of tourists who have visited the country during the second half of the fiscal year is 447,538.This indicates that the number of tourists who visited the country during the second half has shown over 8,000 increments.


Its numerous and wonderful attractions as well as dependable peace make Ethiopia to be a favorite destination to tourists and  a number of tourists  are flooding  nowadays.


Of course, the instability which occurred in some regions of the country has had certain negative impacts on the tourist flow; but peace and security have been maintained and it is now possible to travel freely and safely in all parts of the country. As a result, the flow of tourists has reached at the expected standard.


Overall,  886 thousand 897 tourists have visited the country during the last 12 months and over US $ 3.2 billion in revenue is generated from the industry. As compared to same period of last budget year, the revenue has shown a 2.5% decrease. The Ministry has accomplished 88.7%. of its plan in the stated fiscal year​


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